PHILADELPHIA, Pa.--At its first event of the 2016-2017 season, the Yale men's fencing team won two matches and lost three at Penn's Elite Invitational. The Bulldogs were led by senior captain Reed Srere with a 11-4 record and sophomore Walter Musgrave with a 9-5 record.
Yale started the day with a 20-7 win over UNC. The foil and saber squads both won seven bouts, and the epee squad added six more. In their second match of the day, the Bulldogs fell 11-16 to NJIT. The saber squad again impressed by winning eight bouts, while foil won two and epee took one.
Notre Dame, who finished fifth in the nation last season, handed the Bulldogs their second loss of the day, before Ohio State also defeated Yale, 22-5. The Bulldogs then ended the competition on high note by winning 17-10 against the John Hopkins Blue Jays.
"Our freshmen Malcolm, Isaac and Aiden all worked really hard and compiled very solid records," said Srere.
Yale will be back in action November 19 for the Garret Open hosted by Penn State.
Report filed by Emmy Reinwald '17, Yale Sports Publicity.